Quick eligibility check
- Our/my ergonomics expertise is available on a consultancy basis to any potential client.
- We/I have at least one
Registered Member or Fellow of the Institute with Chartered Status on
our/my permanent staff. They will be nominated as the main contact.
- Our/my consultancy has a track record of experience in the areas of competence I will be claiming.
- We/I can provide specific evidence of successfully completed ergonomics projects carried out in the last 3 years.
- We/I can provide at least 2 client references.
- We/I agree to abide by the Institute’s Code of Conduct.
Applications are assessed to determine whether the claims made within
it are appropriate given the experience presented on the application
form. This form is the sole means by which a consultancy can be approved
When completing the form it is important to remember that the
Institute is registering your consultancy – it is not registering you as
an individual. You must demonstrate that your consultancy has a track
record of experience in the areas of competence being claimed. The
assessors need to understand what the consultancy has done, rather than
what your personal experience is. For example, if you have spent 10
years as an employee of British Aerospace working on Eurofighter, you
can’t claim Eurofighter as experience for your consultancy.
The assessors will review the projects you have entered as experience
during the period the consultancy has been operating, and link those
back to the competencies being claimed. If there is no evidence that
describes the work undertaken to achieve the competencies claimed, the
competence can’t be assessed and will be removed from the application.
The assessors are also forming a judgment based on the cited experience
about the organisation’s competence as a consultancy – how it delivers
work, the quality systems in place, client management and so on.
The technical quality of your ergonomics consultancy service will be
assumed to be satisfactory if all the work is performed by a Registered
Member of the Institute, or the work is supervised and signed off by a
The assessors will also seek to ensure that you have demonstrated the
ability to plan and conduct projects within commercial time and budget
constraints. To help with this, specific evidence of successfully
completed ergonomics projects carried out in the 3 years prior to the
application must be provided. So, when completing the application form,
please choose the competencies you wish to claim carefully. Describe the
technical approach you took in delivering the project and show links in
the description of your experience to the competencies. Describe how
the deliverables you contributed to achieved the competency.